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Artist seeks 'queer' volunteers

tate-performanceCalling all art lovers… New York-based artist Emily Roysdon is currently seeking 240 volunteers, of all ages and genders, to take part in a live performance piece taking place on Thursday 31 May 2012 at Tate Modern, London. She is open to all people interested in an experimental performance environment whether or not they have prior experience, and, in particular, “people who identify as queer”.
The performance will be part of the BMW Tate Live: Performance Room. This is an innovative series of performances broadcast exclusively on Tate’s online channel and streamed live on YouTube. The closing date for applications will be 15 May 2012.
The BMW Tate Live: Performance Room programme will consist of four commissions including both emerging artists and more familiar figures from across the world ranging from visual artists to choreographers.
For more information, check out this link –
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/bmw-tate-live-performance-room
Emily Roysdon (b.1977, Maryland, U.S.A) will be the third artist in this series to be presenting work in the programme. Roysdon is an artist and writer who lives and works in New York. Her working method is interdisciplinary; recent projects take the form of performance, photographic installations, print making, text, video, curating and collaborating.
Roysdon is seeking 240 volunteers to take part in her performance, to be presented on Thursday 31st May 2012, 8-9pm at Tate Modern, London. Applicants should be able to follow directions and remember a series of simple prompts and movements.
“Please be aware you will be required to stand in a room (9.5m x 5.5m x 2.8m) for a short amount of time with other volunteers, so volunteers should not be claustrophobic," said a Tate Modern spokesperson.
“Each volunteer will be required to work alongside Emily Roysdon and the curatorial team of Tate Modern. You need to commit to the initial group meeting, two rehearsal evenings and performance and dress rehearsal below.”
To make an application for this voluntary position please send a few sentences explaining to us your reasons to participate, where you saw the event advertised, your mobile phone number, and any relevant experience or special talents you may have. Please include a low res picture of yourself to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More details can be found here – http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/arts-job/post/performers-for-tate-modern-live-performance-room/

Posted: 1 May 2012

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